Activities for Holy Week with Ghaqda Drammatika Ghajnsielem
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Activities for Holy Week are being organised by Ghaqda Drammatika Ghajnsielem. The group, established 1987, has the principal aim of producing quality productions and activities mainly connected with the Holy Week.
The Holy Week programme of events which will be taking place in Ghajnsielem is as follows:
The Passion: Then and Now
Ghaqda Drammatika Ghajnsielem, in collaboration with the Ghajnsielem Local Council and Fort Chambray Limited, will be presenting a performance – The Passion: Then and Now.
In this short narration, the Passion event will be compared with the tragedies we are living today. Loneliness, distress, illness, bullying, sorrow, abuse, the killing of innocent victims are all experiences that Jesus endured and He is still suffering today through him and her, through you and me.
“Scriptwriter JoAnne Debrincat will be responsible for directing the cast of around 40 actors taking part in the narration, whilst Franco Ciangura is responsible for the artistic direction. Various people are also involved behind the scenes.
Then and Now – A dramatised version of the Passion of the Christ will be held on Sunday, the 25th of March at Fort Chambray in Ghajnsielem, starting at 6pm, with a repeat performance in the English language at 7.30pm. Entrance is free.
The Last Supper
A live reenactment of The Lord’s Supper is being organised, where actors will portray Jesus sharing his final meal with his Apostles before his crucifixion.
This will take place at Ta’ Passi fields where the atmosphere and the natural surroundings including the animals, will take visitors back in time to experience The Last Supper. There will also be a live kitchen where traditional Passover food will be prepared.
This will be held on Holy (Maundy) Thursday evening, the 29th of March, from 8.30pm until 11.30pm and the following morning, Good Friday, the 30th of March, from 9am until 12pm.
Our Lady of Sorrows Procession
The procession of Our Lady of Sorrows is also being organised by the group, with around 100 personages dressed as biblical characters taking part.
The Our Lady of Sorrows procession will leave the Ghajnsielem Parish church at 6.00pm on Friday, the 23rd of March and will continue throughout the various streets of the village.